Are you in search of a peaceful kingdom lost in the mesmerizing hills and valleys of Southwestern, Wisconsin? This pastoral 42.92+/- acre recreational estate lies between the coveted grounds of La Farge and Viroqua suited for those outdoor enthusiasts that dream of undisturbed country living. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence, getaway retreat or hunting camp – this extraordinary farmette offers tranquility beyond the hustle-and-bustle of today’s rapid culture.
Enter this wonderful haven off of HWY 82 where you’ll traverse a gravel road over half-mile deep into a picturesque valley setting. A bubbling creek accentuates the spellbinding beauty; named Rocky Run Creek, which is a Class 2 trout stream teeming with Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout! This whimsical themed paradise is encompassed by rolling ridges that cascade into a breathtaking panorama. The private drive is shared by one neighbor that borders along the easterly border and owns 120+ acres with a small cabin mostly-used as a hunting retreat.
The spacious +/- 3,000sq ft home was meticulously crafted to be a passive solar earth bermed dwelling featuring 2-bedrooms and 2.5-baths built back in the late 1980s. You’ll find a massive great room that flows to an expansive kitchen along with a quaint hot tub room. For those that appreciate architecture, you’ll notice a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired thematic. A ranch style home such as this craves attention in ordain allure and charm. A brilliant free-standing stove in the living room helps furnish heat during those brisk winter nights. The home is primarily warmed by partial in-floor radiant heat. An older furnace installed may be undersized and may not adequately function. The exterior of the house is composed of extremely durable stucco giving the estate a robust shell. Fiber-optic along gravel driveway for seamless plug-and-play.
A bermed house such as in this case provides southerly exposure with strategic placed skylights arranged in common areas to share both light and heat. The home is less susceptible to the impact of extreme outdoor air temperatures than a conventional house. Earth-sheltered houses also require less outside maintenance, and the earth surrounding the house provides soundproofing. In addition, the house blends into the amazing landscape harmoniously.
Please note: The home has been seller owned for 10-years, however, due to out-of-state moving circumstances, it has only been used as a secondary getaway home recently. The home does need work and is being sold as is. Seller states that new tar paper needs to be replaced on roof. Not all floor heat panels function. And there’s an existing wall crack in west wall. The septic is sized for a 1-bedroom home and will not pass most government lending programs. This would approve as a secondary recreational property loan that would require 20% Cash down of purchase price. With some cosmetic touches and TLC, the home can easily be brought back to its unprecedented potential.
An unfinished guesthouse was constructed off the end of the main ridge overlooking the valley floor. This building can be converted into a polished guest corridor by connecting electric and tying into the existing well. The inside of the guest house remains bare and ready for renovation!
For those that are looking to pasture horses or cattle, you’re in luck! Sturdy fencing wraps around the perimeters and the creek affords a continuous water source. A 30x48’ +/- gravel base pole shed is perfect for storing your equipment or toys. An open sided 20x36’ +/- cattle shed along with 2-small cabins would make charming chicken coops. The structures are there and ready to be utilized.
The land has not been hunted in 10-years! Trophy whitetail and turkey call this place home. Countless deer trails crisscross the ridgetops to the valley bottoms. The land features excellent rolling topography and borders very large privately-owned parcels in a high-end Quality Deer Management area. Some of the buck rubs on this piece will completely take your breath away!
Taxes are $4,355+/- annually and free of any Managed Forest Land or government programs. If you wish to have the taxes significantly reduced, you may pasture cattle.
If you have any interest owning some of the most precious real estate in Southwest Wisconsin, you need to contact me ASAP. Buyers must provide a pre-qualification letter before viewing property and must be accompanied by Licensed Real Estate Agent. Now is the time to take advantage of this world-class estate. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 //
BrandonW@UChuntingproperties.com or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@UChuntingproperties.com
Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked Listing and Selling Agents of United Country Real Estate working for the Nation’s #1 Ranked United Country Real Estate Office.